Having too many big men rules.
I agree they trade jefferson. His defense is actually a liability. He is perhaps the very worst interior defender in the leagีe. He makes up for it with rebounding, but he's not only a bad defender, he's undersized (barely 6 10....and really its 6 9 and change). IF Kanter were further along the decision would be easy.
But the ripples are felt through the roster. Hayward is really a three, who is adapting to the two. Truth is, stats wise, Hayward can be a number one option,. He has scored well when given that chance (small sample though). But moving Jeff frees up Hayward to play the three and gets alec burks off the bench. HE's a first round pick who looked great in summer league. He should be getting minutes. Corbin isnt my favorite coach however.......which should be noted. He really needs to limit Jeff some and play Favors already in a front line with Hayward and Milsap. Small ball, Karl does it all the time, among many others. Because Jeff sucks so bad defensively, this wouldnt be bad. Favors can rebound plenty well, as can milsap.
Freakazoid = Matt Harpring. Just ask him - he won't deny it.
My Dream Draft '13: Trey 'Black Jesus' Burke & Glen Robinson III
My "back to reality" Draft '13 Dennis Schroeder aka "German General" & Giannis Adetokunbo aka "Greek Freak"
If Lindsey is truly allowed to do his job and uses the metrics I think he uses, Jefferson will either be traded or walk away at season's end.
things would be better with only kanter and favors leading the team as bigman. millsap and jefferson look too talented compared to them on offense, but game experience will cover it up. especially for kanter. the problem with kanter and favors on the floor is, they usually bump into each other on rebounds. kanter can't jump high as favors, so usually he is the one who gets the ball. but they have to learn to play together, learn their spots, areas etc.
Awesome Sig, PKM. Repped.
(first update) Offseason to-do list:
1. Let Mo, Foyeeee3, Al (s&t?), Watson, and Tinsley go.
2. Re-sign Carroll
3. Draft McCollum, Schroeder, and Giannis (leave the latter two in Europe for a year [maybe two years for Giannis]).
4. Sign Tony Allen
5. Try to keep Millsap. If that doesn't work, explore s&t options.
6. Remove Corbin. Hire Brad Stevens or SVG.
7. Sign Calderon to a one-year (2 max) deal, or see if the cash-strapped Lakers will let us absorb Nash's last year.
.....no tough decision at all! Whoever is making the most money, dump him!
I feel like just about every NBA analyst so far has written about our 'working, yet not working' logjam.
I think the Jazz will take offers on both Millsap and Jefferson and see which one fetches better trade value. You could also see the Jazz re-sign both Jefferson and Millsap to hold them as trade chips. Overall, however, I think the Jazz could trade Jefferson or lose him and suffer the least. Both Kanter and Favors can play center and produce at both ends. Neither is quite ready to take over for Jefferson, but if a decent offer came in for Jefferson that brought in a young wing or guard, the Jazz would come out ahead by making the deal.
Short list at #14: CJ McCollum, Dennis Schroeder, Archie Goodwin, Kelly Olynyk
Short list at #21: Steven Adams, Giannis Adetokunbo, Sergey Karasev, Nate Wolters
2nd round: Carmichael, Hardaway Jr., Adonis Thomas, James Southerland
There is about a 80% chance Jefferson makes it through the year; but then he's gone. It's glaringly obvious that The Jazz will not make it to the next level with him as the centerpiece of their offense while dragging down their defense. Jazz will quickly lose interest in any kind of bidding war.
Jefferson would be more than happy to play for Charlotte or NOH or Cleveland, collect his 12+ mil and never win a thing.
On the other hand Millsap will re-sign with a contract that few of us will be comfortable with - a la Matt Harpring or Memo